Charleston, W.Va. (Ap) -- Workforce West Virginia says 1,800 residents joined the unemployment rolls in november as the state's jobless rate rose to 7.9 percent.
November's rate was two-tenths of percentage point higher than October's rate.
The increase raised the total number of unemployed West Virginians to 62,800.
Despite the increase, the service-providing sector gained 1,700 jobs, including 1,400 in trade, transportation and utilities.
The goods-producing sector gained 600 manufacturing jobs but lost 800 jobs in construction and 200 in mining and logging.
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